Choosing the Right Glass
Are you considering to install a glass pool fence around your swimming pool? If so, then you probably wondering which type of glass you should get that can withstand impact, harsh weathers, and strong winds. Other than that, it’s also important to consider that the installation of your glass pool fence should meet Australian Standards because there have been issues about shattered glass fences due to poor quality materials.
There are five points you need to consider when you’re faced with the choice of choosing the right glass for your pool fence.
Pass The Australian Standards
It is very important to use glass panels that pass the Australian Standards and have the Conformity Mark of Australian Standards. These glass panels are typically manufactured using nothing but the newest technology and equipment and it has to pass a series of quality standards and through very strict criteria. High-quality panels are a must for installing a pool fence because it increases the durability of your installation.
Our glass panels passed the Australian building specifications. So if you have children constantly running by the pool, you absolutely do not have to worry about you and your family’s safety. You can now enjoy recreation and relaxation knowing your family will be safe. Additionally, you also don’t have to worry about kids climbing over the fence because glass panels are slippery (if the glass gets dirty they are easy to keep clean too). They won’t be able to climb on it. There are many other advantages too.
The Thickness of The Glass Panels
Glass panels are commonly available in sizes that range from 6mm to 12mm. But if you want a thicker glass, you can also choose customizable panels that can measure up to 18mm in width. Professionals don’t really recommend you install the 6mm to 8mm panels because it is likely they won’t be able to stand against strong impact and heavy winds. When the glass panels are thicker, the chances of them shattering during harsh weathers are slim.
The Width and The Height of The Pool Fence Panels
The glass pool fences commonly found in homes are generally around 1200mm tall. However, just like its thickness, you will have the option to customize it, depending on your taste and design requirements. If you opt for the semi-frameless glass pool fence panels, it is typically around 1600mm to 1800mm wide. On the other hand, the size of frameless installations usually ranges from 1800mm to 1900mm.
High-Quality Spigots for Frameless Glass
Take note that even if you use most durable, high-quality glass panels but the hardware is poorly made, it will affect the integrity of the structure as well as lessen its durability. There are many different kinds of spigots available on the market today and most of them are made of casting since it’s the most cost-effective choice. But if you want to take it up a notch and if finances allow, you can opt for spigots that use premium fittings and are manufactured using a high-end equipment.
Custom-Made Glass Panels
Want to match your glass pool panels with your property’s other structure, such as your stairs, decking, garden bed, walls, and whatnot? Then you might want to consider installing custom-made glass panels. While common projects ask you to specify your preferred shapes, specifications, and sizes, custom-made panels are still your best shot if you want your property match with your fence.
If you still haven’t made up your mind yet, the best thing to do is to contact our glass fencing experts. Regardless of your requirements or specifications, these professionals can provide you with a variety of cost-effective solutions that will be within the range of your budget.
At ALS Glass Works, our team of professionals works tirelessly to ensure that our clients are more than satisfied with the service we provide for them.